Film Festival Press

“Din of battle to the calm of the river: Documentary to be screened in honor of Veterans Day” For thousands of servicemen and women, coping with the aftermath of war is a daily battle. In honor of Veterans Day, the Monadnock International Film Festival presents “Not Yet Begun To Fight,” a documentary about the struggles of veterans on their journey from war to peace…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Film Explores the Healing Powers of Flyfishing” The Monadnock International Film Festival presents the documentary “Not Yet Begun To Fight” as part of their ongoing series. The film will screen at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Peterborough Community Theatre, in honor of Veterans Day. Local filmmaker Sabrina Lee will lead a…
– The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript > View Online

“Documentary Brings Memories to Life for Local Architect” It had been 14 years since Dan Scully of Keene saw the documentary “My Architect,” about a son’s contemplative quest for insight into the father he hardly knew.
The experience was just as powerful — and personal — when he saw the film again…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Monadnock Film Festival culminates with Daniels Award documentary” In Deh’Subz, a remote village in Afghanistan’s Kabul province, meaningful change can seem a rarity. Literacy rates have long been near the lowest in the world. Many of the village’s families today subsist on $7 a week, with few opportunities to…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Film about American atomic bomb victims leaves festival audience spent, by Steve Gilbert” As the credits rolled in the darkened theater and music from the score faded into silence, quiet sobs from the audience became audible. If films are supposed to inspire, uplift and stimulate, it didn’t take long for the Monadnock International Film Festival to…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“For MONIFF, It’s Show Time” A red carpet and posts attached with a rope ran from under the marquee of The Colonial Theatre in Keene and out onto Main Street. Dozens of moviegoers, some dressed to the nines, strolled along the carpet to enter the theater for the opening night…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Monadnock International Film Festival to bring attendees the world” Jill Pierson, 18, of Francestown will attend the fifth annual Monadnock International Film Festival next month because she hopes to become a filmmaker someday. For Cheryl Barlow of Harrisville, it’s because she’ll get to see flicks she wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. Others are going for the social aspect, or…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Monadnock International Film Festival names Daniels award winner” Beth Murphy is being honored for her documentary “What Tomorrow Brings”, which tells the story of the first girls’ school in a rural village in Afghanistan…
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Finger on the film festival button, Costello’s imagination runs wild” To say Dianna Costello has had a full career would be an understatement. From Boston to Los Angeles to Atlanta, she’s lived across the country, doing everything in the film industry from producing an Oscar-nominated short film to teaching in the Entertainment Studies Division of UCLA Extension.
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Monadnock film festival officials deem event a success” The filmmakers are gone, the awards presented and the Monadnock International Film Festival pronounced a success.
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Monadnock film festival wraps with top award going to ‘Jim Foley’ filmmaker” Brian Oakes didn’t want the public’s lasting image of journalist James Foley to be of him in the desert wearing an orange jumpsuit and preparing to die.
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Monadnock International Film Festival opens with excitement” It was one of those pink-sky sunset kind of nights in Keene as Cynthia Boucher stood in the shadow of The Colonial Theatre marquis on a fresh and lush red carpet. Couples meandered by, taking in the night, while Boucher gave final instructions to her volunteer crew.
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Industry veteran to direct Monadnock International Film Festival” The Monadnock International Film Festival returns to Keene on Thursday with a new executive director — film and television industry veteran Dianna Costello.
– Union Leader > View Online

“Ray Duckler: Brian Oakes, filmmaker and Jim Foley’s buddy, was the right man for the job” Filmmaker Brian Oakes refused to leave the image alone, the one showing his boyhood friend kneeling in an orange jumpsuit, a menacing figure in black from head to toe standing beside him. Oakes knew there was so much more to say about James Foley, the journalist killed in Syria two years ago.
– Concord Monitor > View Online

“Monadnock International Film Festival a boon to region” The fourth annual Monadnock International Film Festival kicks off today. In its first three years, the event has become established as having firm roots and a long reach. The roots include, of course, local leadership and support, as well as connections to …
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“NH’s film festivals prove good for business Lights, cameras, customers” In 2010, an Arts and Economic Prosperity Study, a project of Americans for the Arts, looked at the economic impact of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New Hampshire. The findings concluded that …
– New Hampshire Business Review > View Online

“Daniels Award To Go To Director Of Film About James Foley” A New Hampshire native who directed a film about his friend, murdered journalist James Foley, is this year’s recipient of the Jonathan Daniels Award at the Monadnock International Film Festival.
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online

“Film festival has new executive director” The Monadnock International Film Festival is gearing up for its fourth year under the leadership of a new executive director.
– The Keene Sentinel > View Online